PS Vita launched in Japan - let's watch unboxing vids

Nothing like living your dreams through others

If you can't get your hands on a PlayStation Vita today, you can at least pretend you have one by drooling all over unboxing videos.

Sony's new handheld launched today, but only in Japan. If you're not in Japan and don't like paying extortionate import prices for a potentially problematic foreign machine with now warrantee, this is a close you're getting to a Vita today.

As usual for a hardware launch, there are unboxing videos everywhere. We've picked one below by someone with acceptable camera skills (seemingly a rare thing on YouTube) that doesn't feature someone jumping around the room like a deranged kangaroo.

And below that an initial boot-up video courtesy of Kotaku.

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Sony shipped around 700,000 PlayStation Vita units to retailers ahead of the system's Japanese launch. We should find out how many of those have been snapped up by Japanese gamers (and eager importers) next week.